flowerhorn craze
a Central/South American cichlid (a Amphilophus hybrid, possibly hybridised with other cichlids such as Cichlasoma spp.), known as luo han in Singapore, that was the subject of a craze in 2003. It supposedly brought good luck and prosperity and many were sold by opportunistic aquarium dealers. Discarded in local waterways in Malaysia for example, it survives in the wild as a potentially dangerous exotic

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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